World Cup 2018

Bad officiating denied Eagles’ victory – Drogba


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Phoenix Rising and former Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has said bad officiating led to Nigeria’s ouster against Argentina at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia on Tuesday. The former Chelsea striker who spoke on BBC One said the referee favoured Argentina unjustly with the decision not to award the second penalty. He said, […]

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Germany’s World Cup exit is bitter shock – Hummels


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Mats Hummels said defending champions Germany’s group stage exit from the World Cup finals for the first time since 1938 was a “bitter” shock for the team. The Germans’ 2-0 defeat to South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday means they finished bottom of Group F and sends Joachim Loew’s side home after two defeats and […]

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World Cup 2018 standings


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World Cup standings after Wednesday’s final Group F matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Group A Uruguay 3 3 0 0 5 0 9 — qualified Russia 3 2 0 1 8 4 6 — qualified Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 2 7 3 — eliminated Egypt 3 0 0 […]

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UEFA lifts ban on alcohol in Champions League stadiums


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UEFA’s executive committee has ended an alcohol ban in stadiums on Champions League and Europa League match-days, a move which supporter associations queued up to welcome Tuesday. The governing body of the European game amended its safety and security regulations to permit alcohol distribution in competitions it runs, albeit “within the limits permitted under national […]

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Nigerian celebrities storm Russia for Nigeria vs Argentina game


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Several Nigerian celebrities including musicians Banky Wellington, Timi Dakolo and Oritsefemi are currently in St. Petersburg, Russia ahead of the Nigeria vs Argentina game scheduled for Tuesday evening. The award winning director of ‘The Wedding Party’, Kemi Adetiba and television presenter Bolanle Olukanni are also among celebrities lined up to cheer the Super Eagles. The […]

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Nigeria vs Argentina: Osinbajo optimistic of Super Eagles victory


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IBADAN-VICE President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles of Nigeria would be victorious against Argentina as the two national teams slug it out today in the ongoing FIFA World Cup The vice president who was in Ibadan for the launch of National Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), expressed the optimism […]

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Rohr: Mikel Can Play In Cast Vs Argentina, Eagles Will Be Ready


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Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has announced that team captain Mikel Obi, who sustained a hand injury in  Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup clash against Iceland, will be fit for the final group game against Argentina at the Krestovsky Stadium on Tuesday. Mikel was in noticeable pains towards the end of the game and was attended to […]

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FIFA fines Argentina, Croatia federations for fans’ conduct in Nizhny Novgorod


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The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has fined football associations of Argentina and Croatia for disturbances during the 2018 FIFA World Cup game in Nizhny Novgorod, Each association will have to pay a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs. Croatia has beaten Argentina 3-0 in a Group D match of the group stage of FIFA World Cup 2018 […]

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FIFA opens disciplinary case against Switzerland over World Cup goal celebration


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The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened the case against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for their controversial celebrations of World Cup goals in the game against Serbia. “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri for their goal celebration during the match Switzerland vs. […]

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World Cup 2018: 5 best and worst players as Germany beat Sweden


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World Champions Germany left it till the very end in Sochi to open their points account for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It was Sweden that found the net first when Ola Toivonen chipped the ball over Manuel Neuer to give the Swedes an unlikely lead right after the half-hour mark. But the comeback for […]

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